Saturday, June 17, 2006

Pentagon Abuse Investigation Points to Leadership Failures

(AP) The Pentagon’s conclusions regarding prisoner abuse cases counter President Bush’s assertions that abuse is the result of "a few bad apples". Two reports cite inadequate resources, lack of oversight and lack of proper guidance as to what constituted appropriate treatment vs. abuse. All three factors cited by the Pentagon are leadership responsibilities as the command provides resources, oversight, training, supervision and guidance. The White House could not be reached for comment in reconciling the contradictions between the Pentagon reports and the President’s repeated assertions.

P.S. The AP at the beginning of this post represents the author’s initials.

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